The rain started heavy this morning beating against the roof and filling the dark of early morning with sounds of renewal and rebirth – the glorious cleansing that makes all things new. The fresh scent, even before the light of day, drifted in through open window and dancing curtains; all proof of God’s power to summon the storm through darkness and light.
I thought about people who spend their lives much the same way; people who simply do, not looking for or needing the light to shine on their efforts.
A sharp contrast to those who compete for the light taking glory meant for the Lord to fulfill their empty pride.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
(Romans 8:28) NIV
We’re not competing if we’re truly for God. When our hearts are in line with His plan and purpose, we realize that ALL which is meant for His glory will indeed glorify HIM – it’s not FOR us to own. He’s already given so much – who am I to claim glory from the One who has already suffered and died for me?
The competition begins when we shift the focus FROM God to our own pride.
Still, the rain falls in both light and dark. It doesn’t need to be seen to have impact.